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John David Janney

John David Janney, American optometrist. Named Ill College Optometry Alumnus of Year, 1979.


  • Janney, John David was born on May 3, 1936 in Mullens, West Virginia, United States. Son of Osborne Castle and Bessie (Barberie) Janney.

  • Education

    • Student, West Virginia University, 1960. Bachelor of Science, OD, Illinois College Optometry, 1960.


    • Analytical chemist Industrial Rayon Corporation, Cleveland, 1956-1957. Chief eye clinic United States Army Hospital, Fort Stewart, Georgia, 1961-1965. Practice specializing in optometric eye diseases Oak Hill, West Virginia, since 1965.

      Member Consulting Medical Staff, Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, West Virginia.


    There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Every Christian should study the Bible that contains a variety of inspirational and thoughtful ideas in the field of history, law, and poetry.


    Cubmaster Boy Scouts American, Oak Hill, 1971-1974. Advisory committee Fayette County Mental Health Association. Board directors Fayette County Needy Association.

    Chairman of evangelism Oak Hill United Methodist Church Served to captain United States Army, 1961-1965. Member West Virginia Optometric Association (secretary treasurer area III since 1965, president 1975-1976), American Optometric Association (member primary care committee), Southern Council Optometrists (trustee 1974-1976), Illinois College Optometry Alumni Association Clubs: White Oak Country (board directors). Lodges: Elks, Lions.



    Golf, bridge, travel.


    • Married Sally Jean Leslie Baggs, November 17, 1962. Children: John David II, Karen Leslie.
    • father: Osborne Castle Janney
    • mother: Bessie (Barberie) Janney
    • spouse: Sally Jean Leslie Baggs
    • children: John David II Janney
    • Karen Leslie Janney
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